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Saving Our Seas: Protecting Our Oceans for Future Generations
8 June @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm BST
More than two-thirds of our planet is covered by ocean, but until recently only 1% of the high seas, which lie outside national control and make up 61% of the ocean’s area, were protected.
In March 2023, after more than a decade of negotiations, the United Nations High Seas Treaty was agreed to protect areas that lie outside national boundaries. It will facilitate efforts to place 30% of the world’s oceans into protected areas, put more money into marine conservation and will help control use of resources like fisheries.
It is a crucial first step in protecting our oceans for the future, but more needs to be done.
Join us this World Ocean Day for a discussion on the impact of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), how healthy oceans benefit us all, what the High Seas Treaty could mean for the future, and what needs to happen now to ensure its success.
The discussion will be chaired by Professor Callum Roberts, Professor of Marine Conservation at the University of Exeter, Cornwall, with an expert panel of world-class marine researchers.